Twitch is one of the most popular streaming platforms, meant for content creators and gaming streamers to show their gaming skills and build an audience around their content. Like YouTube, Twitch accounts can be monetized as well, which gives rise to a whole new industry of its own. And with Twitch at the helm of this $180 billion industry, you can bet your bottom dollar that some of the best players of games like Fortnite, COD: Warzone and other popular games are on this platform and you can benefit from them. Enter: Twitch’s feature that lets you record and save moments from your favorite streamer: the Twitch clip feature. Here’s how to clip on Twitch.
This feature is widely used for montages and compilations, like Fortnite’s best headshots or Warzone’s 200 IQ gameplays. YouTube is full of compilations like these and the good majority of these videos are made thanks to Twitch’s clip feature. So, what is this clip feature and how can you use it to save a funny moment in a streamer’s game or the best headshot you might have seen since long. Well, here’s how to clip on Twitch.
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Twitch’s Clip Feature
The clip feature is a great way of saving a part of the stream to your device. Since Twitch can be used on smartphones, laptops/PCs or gaming consoles, therefore, there are a number of ways to save clips on Twitch. This passage will guide you through two of them and how to clip on Twitch using just the on-screen controls.
On two of the listed platforms, the clip icon, which is denoted by a movie clapper, can be easily found on the HUD (heads-up display), but the positioning is different on these platforms.
How to Clip on Twitch: Smartphone
While using Twitch on a smartphone, clipping is very easy. Simply navigate to the video you want a part out of. You can do this by opening the profile of your favorite streamer or searching for a video in the search bar. Either way, you have to play the video from which you want a clip.
Once that is done, play the video and get to the point which you want to capture. Press the Clip icon (showed as a movie clapper) and a short clip will then be generated and ready for editing.
Once the clip has been taken, the video will stop playing and the Twitch app will enter ‘Edit Clip’ mode. Here you can fumble around with the clip, add music, text or whatever it is that the menu allows you to do with the clip.
The app will then prompt you to type in a title for the clip, which is how it will be saved. Make a title and press ‘Publish’ on the top-right corner of the screen. OR, if you don’t want to publish it to your account, you can instead tap on the share icon and select the app or platform you want to share it to.
This method works on both Android and iOS and the location of icons are the same too, so this method can be used on all smartphones to clip on Twitch.
How to Clip on Twitch: PC/ Laptop
Using Twitch on PC or laptop is much easier and of course, gives you much more screen room and a better resolution. Anyways, to clip on Twitch using a PC or laptop, the first step from smartphones will be repeated.
So, first, you have to find and play the video which you want a clip from. You can either search for it in the search bar or you could just open the profile of your favorite streamer and navigate to the video you want.
Once done, simply play the video or jump to the moment or section you want clipped. Once you’re there, move the cursor a bit and the HUD menu will pop up. On the lower-right corner, next to the Settings gear, you will find a movie clapperboard icon that denotes the Clip function. Click on it.
After that, the screen will pull up a menu with a slider and the video will be available to be clipped from your desired portions. Simply use the slider to specify the timestamps at which you want the clip to start and end and press ‘Publish’ on the bottom of the slider. This will upload the clip to your account and will be available for public viewing.
PC/Mac Extras on Twitch
Simply getting a clip out on the PC or Mac device isn’t enough. And, while on smartphones, the procedure is shared and common, other shortcuts for clips vary on both Windows PC or macOS devices. So, for Windows PC users, you can ditch the whole ‘locate the movie clapperboard’ and simply press Alt + X to start the whole clip procedure.
Similarly, for macOS users, press the Alt button (denoted by ⌥ symbol) + X. This will pull up the slider and you can clip your favorite moment from a video right there.
Another thing with Twitch on Windows PC or Mac is that the ‘Publish’ option will always automatically publish the video and upload it onto your Twitch account. If you don’t want that to happen and instead intend to use it for offline use and save it on your laptop or PC, you will need to delete it from the library after downloading it for offline use.
Finding Clips on Twitch to Watch and Download
While Twitch gives you the option to make Clips of your own, you can also find your favorite streamer’s preferred gaming moments. Yes, like yourself, Ninja or Tfue also have their favorite moments from Fortnite or COD: Warzone and they also make clips or montages of their awesome moments. And since they are content creators on the site, they can publish their clips onto their Twitch accounts, which you can view and save for later use.
So, if you want to watch the clips of a content producer, you have to first search up the streamer. Once on their profile, click on the video tab and select the ‘Filter’ option. From the drop-down menu, select Clips and you will be presented by the entire library of the clips as created and saved by the streamer. You can also specify the clips by popularity, games and other parameters. You can also filter these clips by time; either from the past 24 hours, the past week, month or even a year. You can also watch Clips straight on the channel of your favorite game by searching for the game itself.
Managing Twitch Clips
You can also manage your own Clips or favorite moments of streamers that you have saved. To access your library of Clips and manage them, simply access your dashboard and click on Content. From there on, select Clips and the screen will show a table with all of your saved clips and their relevant details. These details include everything, from the streamer’s name, to the game which was being played and what date was the original upload on. Needless to say, this section is pretty comprehensive. Finally, you can manage your clips from there.